Sheffield United vs Leeds United yesterday was far from a glamorous game. The Whites won their first match at Bramall Lane since 1992 yesterday and it came in fortuitous fashion as Dean Henderson gifted Leeds a goal for a 1-0 win. After the game, Chris Wilder bemoaned the result and claimed it was ‘unjust in terms of the score’, to the amusement of the Leeds fans.
Wilder: "It's a bit of an unjust result in terms of the score. We were causing them just as many problems as they were causing us."
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) December 1, 2018
As far as the Leeds fans are concerned, the only thing about the clash that was unjust was the fact that the Blades finished the game with their full team out on the pitch. Some of the refereeing was atrocious and as the Whites continue to call out EFL corruption, it’s getting harder and harder to ignore as the decisions continue to stack up against Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
Either way, whether the decisions go against them or not, the wins keep coming in for Bielsa’s side and they now sit four points clear of 3rd place Middlesbrough, and just one point behind Norwich. It won’t take the Whites long to put Wilder’s comments behind them, but for now, they can’t help but react to the 51-year-old’s abrasive comments on the game as they feel like they were very good value for their 1-0 win, even if the winner was lucky.
You can read The Whites’ verdict on Wilder’s comments here:
— mathew hibbert (@matteohib94) December 1, 2018
— Scott Bish (@scootbish) December 1, 2018
Ask him about the possible leg breaking tackle & penalty we should have had?
— Tony (@Tonylufc28) December 1, 2018
He told Sky they dominated the game..Think he should lay off the drink during the game.
— Craigyboy (@withers69) 1 December 2018
— TheGloryYears68 (@thegloryyears68) 1 December 2018
— ryan dodson (@wilkosbarmyarmy) December 1, 2018
Bit unjust that they finished with 11 men but hey ho
— We Are Leeds (@WeAreLeeds1919) December 1, 2018
What a bloody laugh, not a red card shown, if it had been the other way round we would be playing with nine men, the man's a joker, we are the better team, get over it!
— kevin michael ebbins (@ebbo51) December 1, 2018
The Whites will be quick to get over Wilder’s comments and will hope they can add some more distance between themselves and the Blades over the festive period.